Active adventures in Indochina
Beyond the cacophonous streets of Indochina's thriving cities lies a region of towering, jungle-clad mountains that conceal cathedral-like caverns; human-sculpted landscapes of dramatic rice terraces; vast lakes, great rivers, paradise islands and hidden coves. If you love the outdoors, you'll be smitten by the myriad landscapes that await you in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Don your walking boots and head out for jungle treks in Nam Cat Tien National Park or into the beautiful mountains of northern Vietnam. Stay in homestays with the local minority people as you explore the spectacular terraced mountains of Sapa. Jump on your bike to escape the crowds and discover the hidden corners that most visitors never see. Plunge beneath the waves and discover an underwater wonderland at Nha Trang or remote Con Dao.
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Take the family on a Laos adventure they will never forget. Bath with elephants, kayak through limestone karsts, fly through the jungle on zip wires, and cycle the hidden 4000 Islands.
This itinerary is the perfect mix of both rural and urban adventure for those seeking an active, exciting introduction to Vietnam.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge (Sapa)
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge situated 35km from Sapa town in a traditional minority village, an excellent location to really enjoy the stunning scenery. The lodge is built and owned by a Red Dao minority family and although basic with shared bathroom facilities the traditional wooden building offers a comfortable and welcoming stay. Facilities include a restaurant with a large veranda overlooking the river and a newly opened spa specializing in the traditional Red Dao herbal bath.
Banteay Chhmar Homestay (Banteay Chhmar)
The Homestay programme at Banteay Chhmar is organised with support of the Global Heritage Fund (GHF). The GHF are working to create a model setup of community involvement and support, to enable travelers to make a positive impact on the local community. The homestay enables visitors to have an authentic Khmer experience and helps provide additional income for the families, as well as improve their standing in the community. The rooms are distributed amoungst the traditional Khmer houses in the village; the facilities are fairly basic as you will be staying with a welcoming host family in their home. You will have a private room with mosquito nets, western style bathroom (shared) and hammocks on the terrace to relax in. Your hosts may not speak a great deal of English but are eager to communicate with the help of books and hand gestures.
Sayaboury Elephant Conservation Center (Sayaboury)
Welcome to Sayaboury Elephant Camp! At the camp you will be staying in a bungalow which is a simple traditional stilt bamboo huts fit with a comfortable double bed and a mosquito net. The bungalow has a private balcony with a view on the Nam Tien lake. Please note there is no air conditioning or a fan, but the lake provides a cool breeze. The bathroom is separate and shared with other guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included at the elephant camp, served in the open-sided restaurant building. The meals are superb and feature locally grown, fresh ingredients.
Mayura Hill Resort (Mondulkiri)
With views over the Mondulkiri Highlands, Mayura Hill Resort is made up of traditionally inspired villas.
The small, 14 villa, resort is simple but charming with handmade wooden furniture, hot showers and air conditioning. The resort features a welcoming outdoor pool and a restaurant serving both western and local dishes. Located in Sen Monorom this hotel is a smart choice for visiting the Elephant Valley Project.
Luang Say Lodge (Pakbeng)
At the midway point between Luang Prabang and the Thai border you will break your journey at the beautiful Luang Say Lodge, located on the banks of the river in the small village of Pakbeng. Set against a backdrop of mountainous jungle. the property's large pavilions of solid teak and rosewood all have beautiful vistas looking out over the Mekong River. The traditional Laotian architecture provides accommodation of comfort and character, each bedroom equipped with high ceiling mosquito nets, electric fans and a large private bathroom with hot shower and western style toilet.